Government Information Management in the 21st Century: International Perspectives

Government Information Management in the 21st Century: International Perspectives

By: Ms Peggy Garvin (editor)Hardback

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Government Information Management in the 21st Century provides librarians, information professionals, and government information policy leaders with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current issues in government information management with a global perspective. The widespread use of the Internet to provide government information and services has altered the landscape dramatically for those who organize, store, and provide access to government content. Technical challenges include digital preservation, authentication, security, and accessibility for a diverse user base. Management challenges include changes to costs, workflow, staff skills and resources, and user expectations. Public policies based on distributed paper collections must also change to address issues that are inherent to digital, networked, public content; such issues include the maintenance of personal privacy, re-use of government information, and the digital divide. The authors in this timely book are practitioners, scholars, and government officials. Together they provide an informed look at how managing government information is being tested at a time of rapid change. Part I addresses key issues for public, academic, and government libraries in organizing and providing access to government information. Part II features chapters on the diverse information issues facing governments, such as managing Freedom of Information requirements, opening government data to the public, and deploying new online technologies.

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About Author

Peggy Garvin is CEO of Garvin Information Consulting. She follows government publishing trends and designs and conducts training courses for government information and research professionals. In over twenty years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. She was awarded the Special Libraries Association's Dow Jones Leadership Award in 2011. Peggy has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA.


Contents: Preface; Introduction, Peggy Garvin; Part I Libraries as Stewards and Access Points for Government Information: Government information librarians: new skills and training for the digital age, Paul T. Jaeger and John Carlo Bertot; E-government and public libraries in the United States and Canada: challenges facing the public library of today, Shelley Wilson-Roberts; Digitization and digital preservation of government information, Shannon Kupfer and Aaron O'Donovan; Preservation of digital government information by libraries: an Australian case study, Marilyn Hawthorne; Enhancing access to printed government documents, Joseph A. Hurley; Managing the digital collection, Bethany Latham and Kimberley Weatherford Stevens; Government information and services accessibility and the digital divide, Joanna Ptolomey. Part II Governments as Information Managers and Providers: Managing the Freedom of Information process: how do national government departments manage and deliver upon the promises of the Freedom of Information process? The East European perspective (Estonia, Hungary, and Uzbekistan), Paul Byfield; Authenticating digital government information, Timothy L. Coggins and Sarah G. Holterhoff; Open government: beyond black-box transparency, Eric Kansa; Managing open government data, Laurence Millar; Government information and new web technologies, Roxanne Missingham; Crown Copyright and the reuse of government information: access and limitations, Elizabeth F. Judge; An e-government experience in Colima with significance in a country: Mexico, VictA^3rico RodrA-guez; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781409402060
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781409402060
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 1409402061

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